Amazing News For Wild Animals: A New Effort To Get Rid Of Plastic Six-Pack Rings
The impact of trash on the environment and on animal life has received renewed attention recently, and for good reason! Natural habitats and wildlife's survival are under serious threat by the trash that human beings toss without a thought.
One of the major culprits in doing damage is the plastic set of rings that you'll find on a six-pack of soda or beer cans. You may have seen the photos of the rings restricting the growth of sea turtles' shells, or tangling up the wings of a seagull, and felt terrible for these wild animals. Well, we've got some good news: the companies who produce and use these plastic rings are starting to respond, by changing the materials used for the rings!
A craft microbrewery in Florida called Saltwater Brewery has developed new rings made from wheat and barley, with help from a startup called E6PR. The rings have been years in the making, and it's been an expensive process, but E6PR hopes that more breweries will buy in. Because as more companies get involved, the costs will drop.
We applaud the efforts to reduce human impact on natural environments and wild animals. Let's keep this going!